Arlington Street Church, Unitarian Universalist. Gathered in Love and Service for Justice and Peace. 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Music at Arlington Street Church

Music Staff

•   Mark David Buckles • Director of Music
•   Daniel Padgett • Collaborative Pianist
•   Julie Gregorio • Soprano
•   Emily Jaworski • Mezzo-Soprano
•   Daniel Rosensweig • Tenor
•   Justin Hicks • Baritone


Mark David Buckles, Director of Music

Mark David Buckles • Director of Music •

Mark David Buckles is a conductor, composer, singer, music educator, multi-instrumentalist, and worship leader.

Mark's many roles include serving as the Director of Music at Arlington Street Church, Music Director of The Sanctuary Boston, Instructor of piano and music theory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and as a member of the renowned Balinese gamelan ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika.

In addition, Mark is a both a prolific composer and arranger of choral, vocal, and instrumental music, and an acclaimed performer and worship leader, leading Unitarian Universalist worship and music services throughout the country with his reverent spirit and infectious energy.

Mark received his Masters of Music in Conducting at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and his Bachelors of Music in Composition from the University of Michigan School of Music. Mark received honors for his studies in counterpoint and harmony at La Scola Cantorum and L'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and is a graduate of the Conductors' Institute at Bard College. Mark is a native of Beverly Hills, Michigan.


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Daniel Padgett • Collaborative Pianist •

Daniel Padgett works professionally as a pianist, accompanist, music director, educator and arranger. Daniel is highly regarded in both classical and musical theatre circles throughout the Boston area. Additionally, he also enjoys improvising in a variety of musical styles, with colleagues or as a soloist. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances with renowned opera baritone Keith Phares, violinist Sebastian Silen, progressive instrumental ensemble Cordis, as well as a state-sponsored concert tour of the Dominican Republic with soprano Fanny Lora. Daniel's original compositions and recordings spanning several genres can be found on various podcasts, SoundCloud, iTunes and all streaming platforms. He is currently active on the Brandeis, MIT, Harvard, Merrimack and Emerson College campuses in a music-related capacity. Daniel holds degrees from Florida State University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is thrilled to be involved with the music ministry of Arlington Street Church!

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Julie Gregorio • Soprano •






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Emily Jaworski, Mezzo-Soprano

Emily Jaworski • Mezzo-Soprano •

Hailed by Classical Voice of New England as “thoroughly delightful” and a “consummate storyteller, musician and artist,” Emily Jaworski is earning a reputation for excellence and constantly surprising audiences with her versatility.  From the oratorios of Bach to the art songs of Brahms and Copland, to jazz, pop and musical theatre; on the opera stage or in professional ensembles, Emily is committed to forging a deep emotional connection with every piece she sings. 

In recent seasons, Ms. Jaworski has been honored to debut mezzo-soprano solos in two world premieres by Jonathan Santore – Solstices (2014)and Battle-Pieces (2015). Last season, Emily was thrilled to make her role debut as Carmen with Longwood Opera.  She was also seen as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, as Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa in the world premiere of John Ratledge's cantata The Divine Siren, and on the recital stage in venues throughout New Hampshire and Boston.

Other recent appearances in Bach's Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, the Durufle Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus and the Dvořak Stabat Mater. Ms. Jaworski's love of research, dedication to musical details and commitment to text have led to honors from the Joy in Singing Foundation, the Friday Morning Music Club, and the American Traditions Competition.

Emily is a two-time participant in Ann Baltz's groundbreaking OperaWorks training program and has also participated in the Bassi Brugnatelli Singing and Conducting Symposium in Robbiate, Italy, Bay View Music Festival, Opera Academy of California, and New York Opera Studio.  She holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Susquehanna University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate at Boston University in the studio of Dr. Lynn Eustis. Ms. Jaworski is in demand as a teacher and clinician, and is on the faculty at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.   


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Daniel Rosensweig • Tenor •

Daniel Rosensweig is a professional vocalist, pianist, and voice and music teacher. In addition to the choir at Arlington Street Church, he sings regularly with the Labyrinth Choir, Cantata Singers, Stämbandet, and MetroWest Choral Artists. He also teaches private voice lessons at his home studio in Somerville, and music composition in Boston Public Schools through the Classroom Cantatas program. He sings and coaches music in a variety of styles, ranging from early music to jazz, Scandinavian folk music to opera to broadway. Daniel is most comfortable in small, flexible ensembles, and loves music that evolves in the moment. When he's not making music, he can be found running, hiking, dancing, and climbing trees; enjoying time with his fiancée, Iris, and two cats, Mango and Ninja; or developing his software programming skills in Python, Swift, Java, and Javascript.


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Justin Hicks • Baritone •

Baritone Justin Hicks has been a regular presence in the Boston musical scene for several years. Most recently, he was a soloist in Boston University's concert The Mother: A Cantata for Ferguson, a modern topical take on Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler's Der Mutter. He performed with OperaHub as Sheriff Swann in a contemporized version of Heinrich Marschner's operetta Der Vampyr, with the Boston Arts Review calling him "formidable" and Lloyd Schwarz of New York Arts claiming "the best voice belonged to…the stolid Sheriff Swann." Boston Music Intelligencer praised his "majestic and flexible bass voice" as the drunken Gelone in Orontea. The Boston Globe hailed him as "hilarious" and "obtusely lustful" for his role as Jupiter in the English translation of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld with Boston Opera Collaborative. Justin has been seen performing with numerous Boston ensembles such as in Boston Modern Orchestra Project's semi-staged performance of Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts as well as Intermezzo: New England Chamber Opera's acclaimed production of Britten's The Prodigal Son. He is also a regular performer with the Video Game Orchestra, a live "rockestral" group based out of Boston, who have been featured on the soundtracks of numerous games across the world. Justin holds a Master's degree in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music where he studied with baritone Robert Honeysucker and soprano Donna Roll.



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Updated February, 2017